After defeating South Korea in qualifying for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup 2024, Qatar made it two wins in a row in group play.
Qatar defeated Myanmar 6-0 in the second match of Group B at the Changwon Football Center in Gyeongnam on Monday.
The tournament is the first gateway to next year’s AFC U-23 Asian Cup, the final Asian qualifier for the Paris Olympics.
The top two teams from each of the 11 qualifying groups, the top four teams from Group 2 and hosts Qatar will qualify for the U-23 Asian Cup in April/May 2024.
Qatar, who defeated South Korea 2-0 at the same venue on June 6, have been on fire, scoring eight goals in two matches.
Myanmar, who drew 1-1 with Kyrgyzstan in their Group B opener on the same day, were swept aside by Qatar’s six goals.
However, the match against Qatar, the hosts of the 2024 AFC U-23 Asian Cup, is considered a friendly and will not be counted in the rankings.
Qatar opened the scoring in the 23rd minute when Mohammed Khaled Hassan trapped a cross from the back with his thigh in the penalty area before firing a right-footed outside kick into the top corner of the net.
In the seventh minute of the second half, Tamim Mansur Al Abdullah made no mistake with his right heel to slot home a ball that the Myanmar defense barely cleared before it crossed the goal line.
Then in the 15th minute, after breaking down the Myanmar defense on the right flank, Al Abdullah scored the third goal with a strong right-footed shot into the corner of the opposite goal.
In the 33rd minute, Ahmed Alawi, who rushed into the box, scored the fourth goal with a right-footed inside kick.
Myanmar had Htut Myat Kant sent off in the 34th minute for a direct challenge on an opponent’s calf, while Qatar scored a late consolation goal through Lotfi Madjer just before the end of the match against 10-man Myanmar.
The other match in Group B, between South Korea and Kyrgyzstan, will be played at the same venue at 8 p.m. today. 안전놀이터